These documents were digitized as part of a collaborative effort between Footnote, Lowcountry Africana, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and FamilySearch, to digitize all surviving Charleston, SC Estate Inventories, 1732-1872 and Bills of Sale, 1773-1872, for a FREE Footnote collection.
The collection was indexed entirely by volunteers of the Restore the Ancestors Project, whose efforts have brought the names of more than 30,000 enslaved ancestors into the historical light in this FREE collection, for generations to come.
This remarkable collection contains the name of every slave ever listed in a surviving estate inventory for Charleston, SC from colonial times to Emancipation. Many of the post-Civil War inventories list the names of former slaves as well.
This document was indexed and made searchable by Aaron Dorsey and Toni.